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The Geography Of Urban Transportation

Author : Susan Hanson
ISBN : 1593850557
Genre : Science
File Size : 38.45 MB
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In this classic text and professional resource, leading geographers and urban planners present the foundational concepts and methodological tools that readers need to understand and engage with today's pressing policy issues. Covered are such key topics as passenger and freight dynamics in the American metropolis; the urban transportation planning process, including the use of GIS; and questions related to public transit, land use, energy, equity, environmental impacts, and more. The book features more than 100 maps, charts, and photographs.
Category: Science

Transportation Systems Analysis

Author : Ennio Cascetta
ISBN : 9780387758572
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 29.52 MB
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"This book provides a rigorous and comprehensive coverage of transportation models and planning methods and is a must-have to anyone in the transportation community, including students, teachers, and practitioners." Moshe Ben-Akiva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Category: Business & Economics

Geography Of Transportation

Author : Edward James Taaffe
ISBN : 9780133685725
Genre : Travel
File Size : 48.91 MB
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This overview of transport geography explores both institutional and analytical approaches to both intra- and inter-urban transport and relates them throughout with contemporary examples. The work describes the historical development of US transportation.
Category: Travel

Transportation Systems Engineering

Author : Ennio Cascetta
ISBN : 0792367928
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 35.98 MB
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"This book provides a rigorous and comprehensive coverage of transportation models and planning methods and is a must-have to anyone in the transportation community, including students, teachers, and practitioners." Moshe Ben-Akiva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Perspectives On Intelligent Transportation Systems Its

Author : Joseph S. Sussman
ISBN : 0387232605
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"Perspectives on ITS" is a collection of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) writings of Professor Joseph M. Sussman from MIT. Professor Sussman is a long-time major participant in the ITS world, beginning with his work on the core writing team in the original "IVHS" Strategic Plan in 1991-92, and continuing on to the present day. He has worked in a number of ITS area and is a keen observer of the ITS scene in general. The book contains extended articles on various aspects of ITS and perspectives on the future of the field, building on its rich history; organizational issues related to ITS – in particular, regionalism and the transportation / information infrastructure; and ITS’ implications for the transportation profession at large and for transportation education. In addition it contains 14 selected columns from the ITS Quarterly.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Best Transportation System In The World

Author : Mark H. Rose
ISBN : 9780814210369
Genre : History
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"From 1920 to the mid-1990s, American transportation in the form of railroads, trucks, and airlines was simply a creature of politics and public policy. In brief, the markets for rail, truck, and airlines were not natural entities, but had been created through hard-fought political contests, full-time lobbying, and unceasing litigation. Between 1940 and the late 1970s, moreover, leaders of rail, truck, and airline firms lobbied and litigated to protect the workings of this regulatory regime." "In the mid-1950s, President Eisenhower asked Congress to award railroad executives authority to modify prices and service. Eisenhower was concerned about a railroad industry in decline. During the 1960s, President Johnson sought broad deregulation of rail, trucks, and airline firms. Johnson wanted another device to "fine tune" the economy. In the 1970s, Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter sought to deregulate transportation with a view toward reversing "stagflation." Between 1978 and 1980, Congress and President Carter approved deregulation of airlines, trucking, and railroads. Carter aide Mary Schuman played a crucial role in bringing about airline deregulation. For all the market talk that surrounded transportation politics before and after 1980, however, officials of the American state had been and remained the principal agents creating those markets."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: History

A Guidebook For Performance Based Transportation Planning

Author : Cambridge Systematics
ISBN : 030906662X
Genre : Traffic engineering
File Size : 59.7 MB
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"This [i.e. The] purpose of this guidebook is to help organizations improve the development, implementation, and management of their transportation plans and programs. By adding an element of performance measurement and monitoring to existing transportation planning processes, agencies can obtain better information about the performance of their existing programs and services. Performance-based planning provides a process and tools to identify and assess alternative programs, projects, and services with respect to overall transportation plan goals and objectives."--Ch. 1. Overview, p. 3.
Category: Traffic engineering

An Introduction To Sustainable Transportation

Author : Preston L. Schiller
ISBN : 9781844076642
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 80.29 MB
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Transportation plays a substantial role in the modern world; it provides tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic, social and environmental costs. Sustainable transport planning requires integrating environmental, social, and economic factors in order to develop optimal solutions to our many pressing issues, especially carbon emissions and climate change. This essential multi-authored work reflects a new sustainable transportation planning paradigm. It explores the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable transportation, describes practical techniques for comprehensive evaluation, provides tools for multi-modal transport planning, and presents innovative mobility management solutions to transportation problems. This text reflects a fundamental change in transportation decision making. It focuses on accessibility rather than mobility, emphasizes the need to expand the range of options and impacts considered in analysis, and provides practical tools to allow planners, policy makers and the general public to determine the best solution to the transportation problems facing a community. Featuring extensive international examples and case-studies, textboxes, graphics, recommended reading and end of chapter questions, the authors draw on considerable teaching and researching experience to present an essential, ground-breaking and authoritative text on sustainable transport. Students of various disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many of its provocative ideas and approaches of considerable value as they engage in the processes of understanding and changing transportation towards greater sustainability.
Category: Business & Economics

Air Transportation

Author : Alexander T. Wells
ISBN : 0754671712
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 76.77 MB
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Now in its sixth edition, Air Transportation by John Wensveen is a proven textbook that offers a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of air transportation management. In addition to explaining the fundamentals, this book now takes the reader to the leading edge of the discipline, using past and present trends to forecast future challenges the industry may face and encouraging the reader to really think about the decisions a manager implements. The Sixth Edition contains updated material on airline passenger marketing, labor relations, financing and heightened security precautions. Arranged in sharply focused parts and accessible sections, the exposition is clear and reader-friendly. Air Transportation is suitable for almost all aviation programs that feature business and management, modular courses and distance learning programmes, or for self-directed study and continuing personal professional development.
Category: Transportation


Author : William Richard Black
ISBN : 1572308486
Genre : Science
File Size : 48.77 MB
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This comprehensive text provides an authoritative introduction to transportation geography. With a primary focus on the United States, the volume also examines problems and trends in Europe and other parts of the developed world. Students gain a solid grasp of the history, definitions, and core concepts of the field, as well as models for analyzing transportation networks and flows between regions. Environmental, economic, and social issues in transportation planning and policy are addressed, and the uses of geographic information systems in transport (GIS-T) are discussed in detail. Written in a clear, straightforward style, the volume emphasizes real-world applications of the concepts discussed and identifies promising directions for future research. No advanced mathematical knowledge on the part of the reader is assumed. Key Features No other comprehensive text covers transportation geography from a North American perspective. Black is experienced and respected for his innovation. Will interest public and regional planners as well as geographers. Covers all the basics, analytical methods, and policy implications.
Category: Science

The Future Highway Transportation System And Society

Author : Research and Technology Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
ISBN : 0309062187
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 90.10 MB
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The purpose of this study was to provide the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with specific research recommendations designed to develop a better understanding of a broad range of societal, economic, and institutional factors that affect--and are affected by--the nation's highway transportation system. The report is organized in four chapters and six appendices.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Securing The Future Of U S Air Transportation

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 0309090695
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 66.9 MB
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As recently as the summer of 2001, many travelers were dreading air transportation because of extensive delays associated with undercapacity of the system. That all changed on 9/11, and demand for air transportation has not yet returned to peak levels. Most U.S. airlines continue to struggle for survival, and some have filed for bankruptcy. The situation makes it difficult to argue that strong action is urgently needed to avert a crisis of undercapacity in the air transportation system. This report assesses the visions and goals for U.S. civil aviation and technology goals for the year 2050.
Category: Transportation

Student Transportation In Canada

Author : Canadian Education Association
ISBN : 0920315240
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 55.62 MB
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This report results from a survey of student transportation in Canada, including criteria for bussing students, costs, grants, and certain safety aspects. The report begins with an overview of the student transportation policies and practices at Canadian school boards, examining topics covered in the survey questionnaire as well as other aspects of conveyance that are of concern today. Information is included on numbers of vehicles and students transported, types of vehicles used, and transportation administration. The report then reviews school transportation legislation and policies by province. The main section of the report provides transportation data and policy information for the school boards that responded to the survey.
Category: Social Science